jinx
[dʒɪŋks]
NOUN
jinxes (plural noun)
  1. a person or thing that brings bad luck.
    "one was never to wish luck to someone going hunting or fishing, as it was seen as a jinx"
    synonyms:
    curse · spell · hoodoo · malediction · plague · affliction · the evil eye ·
    black magic · voodoo · bad luck · evil fortune · cess · hex · the kiss of death · malison
VERB
jinxes (third person present) · jinxed (past tense) · jinxed (past participle) · jinxing (present participle)
  1. bring bad luck to; cast an evil spell on.
    "the play is jinxed"
    synonyms:
    curse · cast a spell on · put the evil eye on · hoodoo · bewitch ·
    point the bone at · hex · mozz · put the mozz on · accurse
Origin
early 20th century (originally US): probably a variant of jynx ‘wryneck’ (because the bird was used in witchcraft).
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How to use jinx in a sentence?
one was never to wish luck to someone going hunting or fishing, as it was seen as a jinx.
the play is jinxed.
How to say jinx in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Arabic (NOUN)النحس, جينكس
(VERB)نحس
Bangla জিংক্স
Bulgarian носител на нещастия
Cantonese (Traditional) 厄運
Chinese Simplified 厄运
Chinese Traditional 厄運
Czech (NOUN)uhranout
Danish (NOUN)ulykkesfugl
French (NOUN)guigne, poisse
German (NOUN)Pechvogel, verhext
Greek γρουσουζιά
Haitian Creole lage devenn sou
Hebrew (NOUN)ג'ינקס
Hindi जिंक्स
Hmong Daw nruav
Hungarian (NOUN)vészmadár
Italian (NOUN)sfiga
Japanese (NOUN)ジンクス
Klingon 'Igh
Korean (NOUN)징크스
Lithuanian Miroslavas
Polish (NOUN)pech
Portuguese (NOUN)mau agouro, enguiço, azar, azarado
(VERB)azarar, agoirar, agourar, amaldiçoar
Russian (NOUN)сглазить, Джинкс, проклятый
Serbian (Cyrillic) Јинx
Spanish (NOUN)gafe, cenizo, maleficio
Tamil ஜின்க்ஸ்
Telugu జిన్క్స్
Turkish (NOUN)uğursuz
Ukrainian наврочити
Urdu منحوس
Vietnamese động từ
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